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Hana fights past MPA in five sets

Maui Preparatory Academy’s Lauren Brown (from right) and Lacie Leon team to block a second-set shot by Hana’s Arianna Helekahi. The Maui News / MATTHEW THAYER photos

The Hana High School girls volleyball team solidified its hold on third place in the Maui Interscholastic League Division II ranks with a hard-fought five-set win over Maui Prep on Wednesday.

The Dragons improved to 6-2 with their 25-16, 12-25, 21-25, 25-16, 17-15 at the Erdman Athletic Center on the Seabury Hall campus. 

Na Pueo fell to 4-4.

Araianna Helekahi led the way for the Dragons with 13 kills, eight digs, an ace and an assist. 

Pristine Perry had 10 kills, nine digs, three aces and six assists; Tali Moeai had three kills and an assist; Koali-Kay Kimokeo-Helekahi had five digs, a kill and three aces; Iolana Kaupe had two kills and an ace; and J-Lah Sinenci had 24 assists, two kills and an ace.

Hana’s Koali-Kay Kimokeo-Helekahi (right) and Tali Moeai defend a first-set shot by Maui Prep’s Lacie Leon at Erdman Athletic Center Wednesday afternoon.

Lauren Brown led Maui Prep with 19 kills, three aces and four digs; Avery Kirkham had 12 kills, six aces and five digs; Tessa Chin had six kills, eight digs and an ace; Lacie Leon had two aces, a kill and a dig; and Mayson Mills added three aces.

At Haliimaile Gym, Seabury Hall improved to 6-0 with a 25-9, 25-7, 25-12 sweep of Haleakala Waldorf (0-7). Kekua Richards had 12 kills, Caelyn Hasegawa dished out 33 assists, Mercedes Winicki had eight digs, and Makalani Carey served five aces.

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MIL Girls Volleyball

DIVISION II STANDINGS

W L Pct. GB

Lanai 6 0 1.000 —

Seabury Hall 6 0 1.000 —

Hana 6 2 .750 1

Maui Prep 4 4 .500 3

Molokai 2 6 .250 5

St. Anthony 1 6 .143 5-1⁄2

Haleakala Waldorf 0 7 .000 6-1⁄2

Wednesday’s Results

Hana def. Maui Prep, 25-16, 12-25, 21-25, 25-16, 17-15

Seabury Hall def. Haleakala Waldorf, 25-9, 25-7, 25-12

Today’s Matches

Baldwin at King Kekaulike, 6:30 p.m.

Lahainaluna at Maui High 6:30 p.m.

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